58 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 16 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 10 nights
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
7
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 4 nights
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights

16
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Madurodam are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Teylers Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Montlhery, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Duinreservaat Castricum, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (De Assels, Huis Arnold Vander Haeghen, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Bulskampveld
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

10
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Let the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Rockoxhuis, Grote Markt, &more), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Parc de Furfooz (in Dinant). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Memorial Waterloo 1815, Francois Duesberg Museum, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Parc de Furfooz
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Chateau de Coppet are in your itinerary. Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Cathedrale de St-Pierre (in Geneva). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, look for all kinds of wild species at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lausanne tour builder website.

You can fly from Brussels to Lausanne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Geneva, Montreux, Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Chateau de Chillon, Chateau de Coppet
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

6
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Klingendes Museum and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Visit Magdalena Hermitage and Church of the Holy Ghost for their historical value. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil), Interlaken (Alpenwildpark, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli (in Unterseen). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Rochers des Sommetres, enjoy some diversion at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, examine the collection at Schweizerisches , and explore the activities along Aare River.

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Drive from Lausanne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lenk im Simmental, Meiringen, Lac Vert d'Undervelier, Rochers des Sommetres
Highlights from your plan
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
Fondation Pour le Cheval ©
Fondation Pour le Cheval
Musee Longines ©
Musee Longines

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kleine Scheidegg and Mountaineers' Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Grindelwald Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen), Zermatt (Gorner Gorge, Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", &more) and Axalp (in Brienz). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip site.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

4
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Popular historic sites such as Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz) and Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and grab a seat and go on Stoos Funicular.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Appenzell trip maker app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Appenzell in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Zeughaus Teufen, Stoos Funicular
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. Old Town and Festung Vitznau will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, The Rosengart Collection, &more), Kriens (St Gallus Catholic Church & Pilatus Luzern) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip app.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, hike.ch, Festung Vitznau, Museum des Landes Glarus - Freulerpalast, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Highlights from your plan
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

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